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Classifieds Forums Rules

Chris Hennes

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Welcome to the eGullet Culinary Classifieds. We have some rules that must be followed in order to post here...


  1. Any item offered for sale must be of culinary interest. You may sell your food truck here, but not your mint-condition 1977 AMC Pacer. Only Society staff have the authority to determine "culinary interest," and their judgement is final.
  2. The Society takes no responsibility for the condition of any items sold through a post in our forums, nor does it guarantee the veracity of any claim of condition.
  3. The Society takes no responsibility for the perceived fairness of a price, either asked or agreed-upon. Comments disparaging an asking or offering price will be frowned upon. 
  4. The Society takes no responsibility for shipping or returns, including, but not limited to, costs, packaging and insurance.
  5. The Society takes no responsibility for payment for items sold through its forums.
  6. Dealers, distributors or vendors may not post sales, with two exceptions: a) a restaurant, for example, may attempt to sell equipment, as long as equipment sales are not part of their usual business; b) a dealer, etc., may ask a forums manager for permission to post a ''for sale'' topic, if there are special circumstances that merit consideration by our membership. Suitability of said circumstances are at the sole discretion of forums management, and are not subject to appeal.
  7. ''For sale'' posts under condition 6(b) can only be made with prior permission. Posts or topics made without prior permission will be deleted on sight. After asking for permission, you must wait for a reply; lack of response is not permission.
  8. Personal information (e.g., addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, availability of members, etc.) should not be posted. Rather, such information as necessary to complete a transaction should be exchanged through the PM system or email.
  9. "Or Best Offer" options ("obo") may not be used to sell an item at a price higher than originally asked for. For example, $50 "obo" means that you may accept less than $50, but you will sell the item to the first person to offer $50. Lower offers may be refused at your discretion.
  10. Transactional disputes are not to be posted in the forums.
  11. You may not advertise a sale or auction that you've listed elsewhere. For example, you can't say ''Go to this Craigslist posting to see the stuff I've got for sale.'' You may run a sale or auction concurrently with a ''for sale'' topic in our forums, but you must provide full descriptions, etc., for our members to see without having to go elsewhere to get details about what you're selling.
  12. Any item offered for sale must be transferred under conditions legal for the particular item. Software, e.g., may only be sold/traded in accordance with all applicable EULA restrictions. It is the responsibility of the seller to determine compliance with any applicable federal/state/local law and to be able to furnish proof that the offered item may be legally transferred.
  13. "In Search Of" (ISO) topics are permitted, subject to the rules listed here.
  14. You must post if an item is sold, so no one has to waste their time. Likewise, if you fulfill your ISO quest, you should announce it.
  15. All aspects of the Society Member Agreement apply to this forum.
  16. Topics posted in violation of these rules will be locked, hidden or deleted immediately, pending resolution of the issue(s).
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